Our home and safety assessments are designed to determine the level of a client’s performance in the daily activities associated with self-care, productivity, and leisure. The safeness of a client’s home is assessed based on the client’s physical, psychological and emotional status and their ability to complete meaningful activities. A home safety assessment is designed to help reduce the risk of falls, as well as improve a client’s independence and ability to participate in activities that are important to them.
After the home safety assessment, an occupational/ physical therapist will use the assessment findings and work with the client and family to develop strategies to meet the client’s personal goals. The therapist will form an in-depth report after the assessment which will include recommendations for various equipment to help make home easily accessible, strategies to organize the home areas for safer access, strategies to conserve and use client’s energy effectively to prevent falls and improve their overall function and quality of life.